Monday, December 29, 2014

Compromising Actions (and our need for repentance)

"Obedience is essential to our sanctification. Faith in Christ is obedience to Christ."  Steven Lawson

"Make my life a prayer to You
I wanna do what You want me to
No empty words and no white lies
No token prayers no compromise"  Keith Green

"Jesus did not die for our mistakes but for sins, and does not want our excuses but repentance."  Steven Lawson

"No believer can rise above his thought life. Pure thoughts inevitably lead to pure living."  Steven Lawson

"Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves.  Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin."  Timothy Keller

"We forge the links of small, compromising actions, and before we know it, a mighty chain is wound around us..."  Greg Laurie

"Legalistic remorse says, 'I broke God's rules,' while real repentance says, 'I broke God's heart.' "  Timothy Keller

"We must get down to the deepest sin of all—our failure to let Christ rule our lives."  Billy Graham

"If (people) knew the price of sin...they would not be so hot to purchase pleasurable moments at the price of painful years."  C. H. Spurgeon

"True freedom consists not in the freedom to sin but the freedom not to sin."  Billy Graham

"Let the world see our repentance as much as they hear us talk about their sin."  Burk Parsons

"Our only business in this life is to please God, and that all besides is but folly and vanity."  Brother Lawrence

"Lord, show me where I should change, and I’ll do it.  Show me where I should obey-even where it’s hard and I’ll do it."  Timothy Keller

"The pursuit of holiness is not a passive 'let go and let God,' but an aggressive 'let's get going and get after it.' "  Steven Lawson

"We must discipline ourselves unto godliness.  If it was easy, we would all be more advanced spiritually."  Steven Lawson

"Dare to be holy in spite of men and devils."  William Gurnall

"Deny the world, defy the devil, despise the flesh, and delight yourself only in the Lord."  Lady Jane Grey

"The degradation of sin is beneath the dignity of the people we have become in Christ."  Ken Boa

"The Spirit's work will be blocked as long as we allow sin to remain."  Billy Graham

"Flee temptation and don't leave a forwarding address.  Keep your distance from the things that could drag you down."  Greg Laurie

"Theology is rooted in, centered around, and focused on a holy God.  If your theology doesn't lead to a pursuit of holiness, it's not of God."  Burk Parsons

"It's not gospel preaching if it doesn't humble us to our knees to repent and it's not gospel preaching if it doesn't raise us up to rejoice."  Burk Parsons

"Do Christians sin when they know better?  Yes.  Do they continue in it?  No.  Today is the day of repentance: run to Christ w/ your burdens."  Chris Donato

"Christ is full of grace, life, and salvation.  The soul is full of sins, death, and damnation.  Now let faith come between them."  Luther

"If you trust Christ, God is pleased with you because of Christ.  If you trust Christ, you'll live and love to please God because of Christ."  Burk Parsons

"Indicative—imperative.  You have the Spirit—walk in the Spirit.  You're in Christ—follow Christ.  You know the gospel—walk worthy of the gospel."  Burk Parsons

"Holiness isn't a merit by which we attain communion with God but a gift of Christ enabling us to cling to him and follow him."  John Calvin

"A Christian is someone who's more bothered by his sin than his suffering."  Burk Parsons

"The knowledge of God is incomplete without the practice of godliness."  Vanhoozer

"Sin's outcome is eternal misery."  John Piper

"One little thought, one little image, one little linger of the imagination slowly became an enslaving lustful habit..."  Kristen Clark

"If you are serious about destroying...sin in your life, then you need to prove that through your actions."  Bethany Baird

"Are you more concerned about your own pleasure and success than honoring Christ?"  Kristen Clark

"Small struggles turn into bigger ones that slowly take over."  Kristen Clark

"The only way that you can find true lasting freedom from your sin is to bring it out into the open and shine some light on it."  Bethany Baird

"Sin will take you further than you want to go.  It will keep you longer than you want to stay.  And it will cost you more than you want to pay."  Anonymous

"Secret sins are some of the most tormenting...  It causes you to hide, run, live in fear, turn against people, act weird..."  @GirlDefined

"Sadly, we live in a fallen world that knows how to make sin look appealing, delicious, and consequence free."  Kristen Clark

"The fact that sin looks so good is one of the things that make it so bad.  In order for it to do its evil work, it must present itself as something that is anything but evil.  Life in a fallen world is like attending the ultimate masquerade party."  Paul David Tripp

"The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out."  Matt Chandler

"Every move we make directly affects our future; irresponsible behavior eventually produces sorrow and pain."  James Dobson

"When tempted, Jesus resisted with Scripture.  Read it, search into it, pray over it diligently.  Let us strive to thoroughly know it."  J. C. Ryle

"Sin disunites the most united hearts: It is, the bane of holy fellowship."  George Whitefield

"Disciples of Jesus are destroyers of sin.  Don't play with it, put it to death."  Ryan Huguley

"Too many Christians try to domesticate the sin God's called them to eradicate."  Ryan Huguley

"Never mistake your lack of conviction over sin as God's lack of concern about it."  Ryan Huguley

"The happiest state of a Christian is the holiest state."  Charles Spurgeon

"The friends of Jesus love to guard His name and reputation.  They love to do what is right and to obey His commands."  Iain D. Campbell

"In religion, you obey because God is useful.  In Christianity, you obey because God is beautiful."  Timothy Keller

"No sin is so grievous that God will not forgive the repenting sinner."  Mark Dever

"We must deal decidedly with our lusts that war against our souls; let us not show them any mercy, but mortify, crucify, & utterly destroy them."  Matthew Henry


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